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Auto repair shops seen increase in customers

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Local auto repair shops are seeing an increase in customers.

In fact, in the past few months USA Brake and Auto Repair in Kennewick has gained business by about 20-30%. The owner of the shop says more people are choosing to keep their vehicles longer, which means instead of buying a new car they take it to the auto shop to get fixed.

He says their main concern is saving money.

"We do very well. We've seen a big increase, especially over the last five or six months. A lot of people like to fix the older vehicles, spend more money for maintenance before they buy new ones," said Mirco Micic.

Micic says tune-ups, tire checks and fuel injector cleanings are his biggest services.